Parents whose children will turn 5 before Sept. 1 are urged by Hobbs schools to pre-enroll their student for kindergarten during the week of Jan 26-Jan 30.
Unfortunately this year there might be some extra work involved since the school district will not be able to offer free immunizations as it usually does during the week.
“We didn’t receive our state supply of immunizations so parents will have to take their children to a private doctor, the health clinic, American Medical Group or another venue,” said Amy Rhoads, HMS Deputy Elementary Education Director, who urged parents to take care of shots prior to registration week.
By pre-registering, parents reserve a slot at their home school for their student and also provide HMS administrators a head count that is used to schedule classrooms and hire teachers.
Kindergarten classes for the last two years have set Hobbs records – part of the reason for the construction of a Murray Elementary School. Yet some school may remain over capacity in August, meaning their overflow students will be assigned to Booker T. Washington, a kindergarten-only school.
“Students are pre-enrolled at their home school based on a first-come, first-served basis,” Rhoads said. “But they aren’t considered enrolled until all of their documentation is on file.”
Parents should pre-enroll during regular school hours at their neighborhood school. (If you don’t know what school that is, type your address in at this
link.) Students assigned to Murray Elementary School should pre-register at the HMS Administration Building at 1515 E. Sanger.
Required documentation is shown below.